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. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
conversion therapy for minors is on hold u.s. district judge ruled late yesterday the state must hold off because of concerns it could infringe on first amendment rights. the ruling only applies to the southern california therapist who are trying to overturn the ban. governor brown signed the ban earlier this year. set to take effect january 1st. >>> britain's kate middleton remains in the hospital following the announcement that she and prince william are expecting their first child. kate is being treated for severe morning sickness which causes severe dehydration and nausea and affects one out of every 285 pregnancies. she is expected to make a full recovery. stay with abc7 morning news katie marzullo will have more. lara spencer is in london and will have a live report coming up at 7:00. >>> traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside you are looking at the golden gate bridge traffic heading to san francisco, dry here now, rain is on the way, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. sue hall will check traffic and mass transit. >>> wooing
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
in stocks. it will be tough to find that holiday cheer in today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that ki
. >>> we have new details on a powerful storm system that brought blizzard conditions to the central u.s. and spawned a tornado. three people were killed including two in iowa. the storm knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in 13 states and produced a tornado in mobile, alabama. airlines were forced to cancel 600 flights at chicago o'hare international airport. >>> firefighters says it appears no one was inside the house when it the fire started. firefighters believe a candle or cigarette may have started that fire. >>> a is woman in the hospital after life threatening injuries after a car hit a group of people. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when a car went speeding by. one managed to get out of the way. the others appear to have been hit by the car. >> the fire department responded to the medical call and the victims were about 30 feet down the hill. they had to bring him up the hill. >> one victim told ktvu he was walking with his mother and two friends visiting from wisconsin when the car hit him. the car was found nearby. four people were inside. on
are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing weddings to resume within days. stay with the abc7 morning news if announcement comes during this newscast we'll buy it to you right way. >>> storm watch in the aftermath of weekend storms that hit northern california one of the hardest hit areas in a lafayette neighborhood big sinkhole there we have a reporter on scene we'll tell you more. on mountain view near mount diablo boulevard. we'll check in with amy hollyfield. >>> people who live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home after being flooded out over the weekend. the mobile park was under water yesterd
in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that has ashley flatten
. you may know norad, the joint u- s - canadian military operation that monitors north american skies, helps kids follow santa's flight every year. since 2007, norad had used google earth. but this year, the guardian reports the tracker is going with bing maps, as google is offering its own competing santa you can follow santa at "norad santa,org", or "google ,com/santa tracker". we will take a break. 4:14. this live look at the oakland to a site of the bay bridge. an easy drive it through the toll plaza and the span. >> 4:15 a powerful winter storm is threatening much of the midwest. the national weather service has issued a states. natisha lance has more details on how the storm could affect your holiday travel. just ahead on friday, there are of blizzard conditions on the plains of the midwest. the first major storm dropping several inches in colorado. they are maneuvering some icy conditions. 156 miles on 76 east denver was closed. >> what you should start thinking is changing your plans on thursday. >> wiz concert could. the bond with 1 ft. of snowfall and the gusting at 50 mph.
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
thursday are expected to show modest increase in retail sales last month. three u.s. cities with lowest unemployment, all in north dakota, bismarck in october 2.2%, fargo second, 2.8%, grand forks 3.1. skyfall back to number one, pulling in 11 million dollars from a sluggish weekend. >>> 5:13. live look from roof camera outside you can see the ferry building top left a sliver of moon, mike is telling us warm for this time of year. forecast coming up. >>> community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided these images showing what vandals did. the general manager discovered the damage yesterday. [ unintelligible ] it is not the first time someone has targeted the situation. >> three times in this summer over the summer and now the fall, definitely something they are trying to target us. >> last year someone spray painted raciest words on the studios in vallejo. the station called itself the voice of vallejo and markets heavily to the bay area's african-american community. >>> john mcafee says he wants to come back to the u.s. and se
that contains new terror threat against u.s. ambassadors and soldiers in yemen. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >>> a band gets a special request and helps lift spirits of former president [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am? [ female announcer ] find progresso light for a great price today at your local safeway store. >>> good monday morning, decemberú6?@x 30 -- december 31, twep 12. you can see across the bay it is dry everywhere the trade off as you know is that means it is cold. meteorologist mike nicco tracking temperatures close to tpraoegz. [ inaudible ] >>> al-qaeda in yemen the faction considered most dangerous ishdm5offering money for death of u.s. officials. al-qaeda offers to pay $160,000 for the death of the u.s. ambassador to yemen and $23,000 for any
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
any reason not to sign the bill. putin says u.s. authorities deny russia access to children adopted from the country. d the law will deny many russian children the opportunity to get a family. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without parents in russia. >>> do you use those companies that give a cash advance for a paycheck? >> if so, you may be getting some of that money back. >> health scare for a protected panda. we'll tell you what sent teams racing to its res >>> good morning thursday, 4:52. live look from mount sutro toward san francisco what do you not see? rain. that's only short-lived. tomorrow the rain moves back in. mike has more on when that is going to happen, coming up. >>> the u.s. department of commerce is due to release figures for new home sales. today's update for november will likely hold steady3íÑ,ç ift rise a bit, they predict 375,000 in new sales. numbers slipped last month. new building permits ticked higher. the report is expected at 7:00 this morning. >>> thousands of california residents could be getting a big check thanks to a payday loan ste
. and the announcement expected tomorrow from the u.s. supreme court that could have gay and lesbian couples across california what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:20. this is a live look here. traffic going on, people driving very carefully because of our stormy conditions. let me tell you about two breaking news stories involving accidents. a fatal one on interstate 280 in san francisco. at least one person dead in a three-vehicle pileup. the other is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking most of the lanes. the right lane is now open eastbound. the two left lanes eastbound remain closed and there are high wind advisories for all the bridges in the
area marijuana dispensary wins a battle but conflict between the landlord and u.s. justice department. >> mainly winter time success story. tonight how unfun issued flood control project prevented downtown disaster. explain exactly how it works. >> and how about this one? this is cool look. >>reporter: whether knew buying a dog leash that is much fun except how could it not be when you are getting the help of a forty-niner football he.yer to pick it out for you. >> now to shocking story played out on television in front of the audience. millions of viewers. magician with grew up in chico wayne burned by a a flaming liquid. it is an apparent attack by the show host who may soon be arrested. lindsay davis now with the bizarre story. >> in this death defying scene flames shoot from the head of magician wayne. a moment he says was no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watched as the unscripted prank by a tv host back fired in a horrific way. >> face is burned. >>reporter: now that host is expected to face charges. warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when he was
millions in funding to move forward. bloomberg is reporting one of the largest u.s. home builders has lined up 1.7 billion dollar loan from china development bank. plans call for 10,500 homes at hunter's point and 8,000 residences on treasure island. it would create two new neighborhoods in a city short on housing. >>> new school district one of 16 to be awarded federal grand. the district came in second in the nation it will receive more than 29 million dollars over the next four years. new haven won because of focus on quality personal instruction. sizes, by high-tech tools and hire inclass coaches to personal light learning. i was one of 372 district -- it was one of -- 372 districts to apply. >>> rain jackets, tights, heavier coats, chilly, the system doesn't have a lot of moisture, breezy, foggy in spots and a little light rain. we have it all, in fact, as we look outside right now, you notice the lights, live doppler, here's the light rainfall around the bay area most just dotting the landscape nothing heavy we haven't seen the cold air move in yet east bay around berkeley into san fr
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in gwen gay city. secretary of state hillary clinton ordered the report. it's said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on wednesday. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was expected to testify on thursday before congressional committees. but that was canceled after clinton suffered a concussion. the state department says clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus. >>> one person is in the hospital after a police standoff at a kansas home where a suspect accused of killing two police officers last night was believed to be hiding. swat teams fired shots and tear gas into a home in topeka. one person was hurt but authorities haven't confirmed if it's the suspected shooter. two police officers were shot and killed last night outside of a grocery store in topeka kansas while responding to word of a suspicious vehicle. >>> a threat against an elementary school in indiana was made before the
. >> the ballpark is all decked-out for the game this afternoon against the u.s. navy he will academy and state. everyone's spirits are high and the game is bringing a boost for the local economy. ♪ >> in the spirit of match-up between the u.s. naval academy and the arizona state sun devils, friends and family from across the country are here. >> where are you from? >> annapolis, maryland. >> arizona. >> they are here to support their daughter, who is part of the arizona sun devil's spirit corps. >> when i was last here i was her age. >> she's a proud both of one of the frontline players on the naval academy team. this five day trip is a special treat for the whole family. >> we told the girls if he made the goal game, that's their christmas present. we did alcatraz yesterday. it was cool. >> we have two teams that are really excited to be here and their fans are excited to be here. i think we are filling up all the hotels in san francisco. >> 33,000 tickets have already been sold for the match-up. the capacity of 30,000 is not yet met. organizers estimate this will be another banner year for
afee is back in the u.s.. katie marzullo is live with more. >> reporter: he's not only speaking out he's spilling his guts. he sat down with matt gutman and dropped some bombshells. in his hotel room showing off a stack of cash he says a stranger dropped it off for him. he says he's broke that he lost 20 million dollars. several people have posted on7n his blog that they want to send him money. mcafee admits his crazy act was a ploy part of a plan if get out of belize alive. >> millionaire madman on the run. [ bleep ] you paid attention to the story. >> because you acted like a madman? >> i did and it worked. >> reporter: he landed in florida last night with guatemalan authorities deported because he snuck into the country illegally from belize. authorities in belize want to talk to him about the murder of his neighbor who was an american citizen. agencies in the u.s. say there is no active arrest warrant for him. we knew mcafee had a 20-year-old girlfriend now he says he has two the other is 17 and his only immediate goal is to get them both to the united states. mcafee told matt he
've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yesterday, dig debris out from the creek that overflowed yesterday. it was late in the afternoon on sunday, when the soil eroded and the pavement out here just gave way. utility lines that were impacted,
christmas with their families, they are still getting in the holiday spirit. u.s. and afghanistan forces celebrated the day together. hundreds of troops in kabul kicked off the day with lunch. they had turkey, everything that goes with it. soldiers had the hardest part being away from their children. >> christmas is the time when people get together and they share and we eat good food. it's not as bad as it seems but i was wish i was home with my family. >> the joint celebration comes as the u.s. troops begin to handoff responsibility to the troops in 2013. >>> queen elizabeth and her granddaughters arrived at st. mary magdalene church. prince philip was there. prince william was spending the holiday with his wife, kate, and her family. >>> now, the between's traditional christmas message will be aired later. it will be broadcast as she's putting on her 3-d glasses. the queen will be reflecting on a year where she celebrated the london olympic, her diamond jub lie and the news that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their first child there. >>> snow is expected over the inte
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
this afternoon against the u.s. navy academy and arizona state. everyone's spirits are high and the game is bringing a boost for the local economy. >> many are here for an extended weekend. >> two teams really excited to be here and their fans are excited to be here. gosh, i think we are filling up all the hotels in san francisco. >> 33,000 tickets have been sold for the match-up. at&t park can take 40,000 so not at capacity yet. organizers believe it will be another banner year for the hunger goal. it's brought the city more than $130 million over the past 11 years. that's an average of $12 million to $13 million a year for the san francisco economy. coming up next, violence against women. the vigil in san francisco for a woman who lived half a world away. and taking a live look outside at emeryville. the camera pointed back at the city. be careful out there if you are driving. the bridge is certainly slick. but the rain has moved on. moved on to the south bay. francis will have >> welcome back, everyone. thanks for joining us this morning. it's 6:11 on saturday morning. you are looking
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >>
. u.s. forces celebrated the day together and they will hand over responsibility in 2014. >>> kimberly hazelwood left her home sunday night. her family said she seemed depressed. they found her clothing and property near where she went missing. a helicopter looked for her and she 5-foot 3, 160 pounds with long brown hair. >>> they have been rescued. rescuers went out with plans to camp and what they i don't know was the avalanche was dangerous. >> the trail did not exist, we had to make our trail. >> head to report they were lost. the group had very little food and no propane and all three are in good health this morning. >>> a new plan to improve angel island is in the works. they are trying to attract more visitors. the state department will collaborate to raise money for the projects. they will use it to create more welcome signs and better park features. >> a new place to take your family. 6:26 is the time. a horrible accident in oakland and the sig alert has been lifted, tara? >> the sig alert is clear and 280 in san jose, no delay the to report. it is 6:27 here is rosemary. >>> w
. >>> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do no
. it helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. seven minutes after attack, president roosevelt famously called it a date which will live in infamy. >>> coming up, the tax refund checks california is itching to give away. what you need to know to find out if one is yours. >>> dispute that is leaving a rotting, >>> good morning. live look at early morning san francisco lights on, bay, it is cool this morning. you might run into dense but scattered fog. mike is here to give you more. >> you ran into some fog. >> i did. >>> dead whale rotting near the malibu homes of barbra streisand, bob dylan and other celebrities accusing a gigantic cleanup problem. the 41 foot whale was found monday morning on a beach, the city of malibu assumed the county would remove the dead carcass. the county insisted part of the beach is private and therefore, not their responsible. the whale has started to decompose meaning towing it to sea is no longer an option. >> that's a mess. >>> the weather cool this morning, -- [ inaudible ] >>> may hit 70 as we head into monday and tuesday warmest days in the forecast. good mor
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants of eight were killed but none got through to air base. the taliban claimed responsibility one member of the afghan security forces were killed and several foreign troops were wounded. >> in jamb, rescue crews are working frantically to dig out people buried alive in a freeway tunnel collapse. a fire inside the tunnel is holing back rescuers. thank you tunnel is 40 miles west of tokyo. cars were crushed by falling debris. reports are parts of a wall inside the tunnel collapsed. >> still to come, followup to a churching story we brought you earlier. a man suffering from cancer has his dog stolen, and tonight thanks to an abc-7 news report, the diagnosis bark in his -- the dog is back in his arms. >> the man giving away thousands of dollars and why hi does it. >> why all this wet weather isn't keeping bay area holiday spirits down. insure issue in. >> we are tracking the storm on live doppler 7hd, and leigh glaser is up next with of e. >> ama: an emotional reun
at john kerry for a possible secretary of state. or he may go with susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. president obama meets with two very different groups. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff conference. and remember he meets with them top ceo's. coming up the one issue where president obama is refusing to budge in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> right now 5:07. we want to check back in with tara who is in for sal. definitely wet roads out there. >> reporter: we do have an accident to report. this is a big rig verses a small pickup truck and an ambulance is on the way. we understand there are injuries involved. here it is right here. 880 northbound near the grand avenue exit. we had somebody needs an ambulance basically. we are keeping an eye on it. all right. up next we will take a live look at 280 in san jose. you can see traffic is actually flowing nicely in both directions. and it's 5:08 let's check in with steve. >> thank you tara. >>> our system is finally moving. this is the last one. it cannot hold a candle to the three that came in before. i
. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. >>> today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-me. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central v
of which happen to be here in the bay area. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. >>> today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his l
% of executions in the u.s. this year. the death penalty information center said texas led the nation with 15 executions followed by arizona, mississippi and oklahoma. the group says another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, including california. the report says many states are imposing fewer death sentences. >>> new satellite circling the earth now design today to relay tv shows and radio communications to earth for the next 15 years after that it gets real mission that could last a million times longer. what does this rocket launch from kazakhstan and this book have in common? they both carry an art project from the imagination of an artist. we caught up with him in moscow a few hours after he watched the launch. >> it is humling to do work on a project like this that so many people contributed to and see it come to life. >> reporter: he got his phd in geography at -- his ph.d in geography at uc berkeley. this disc onboard the satellite contains his latest project, 100 photographs of the manmade and natural worlds. >> it will operate for 15 years, after that it will boo
takes a look back. nishtion 1 1990 norman was a little known u.s. army general looking ahead to retime. then iraq dictator hussein invaded neighboring kuwait and storming norman was a household name. he turned into the face of the u.s. led counter attack. called operation desert storm to evict iraqi invaders. >> impossible to say how long it will take. let me put it this way it's going to take as long as it takes for the iraqi to get out of the kuwait and united nations resolution to be enforced. >>reporter: 6 week campaign of bomb boardment routing iraqi in 100 hours. >> now it lacks like the air force and now navy being told to get out of the war completely. >>reporter: he was a west point graduate who spent his whole career in the army. war hero in vietnam where he earned 3 silver stars, 3 bronze stars and 2 purple hearts. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. president bush presented him with the medal of freedom for service to the country. he was called a true american patriots and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement the genera
while barring sales of some two- dozen, older samsung products from sale in the u.s. >> expect to see some changes to instagram and twitter. previously, when instagram users tweeted about their instragram photos... the image would appear inline with the tweet. now, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. according to instagram, going forward the images will cease to exist at all in any twitter product. according to instagram founder... the photo app giant wants to establish itself as an entity that exists outside it's smartphone apps. >> the video game "call of duty black ops two" has crossed the one-billion dollar mark in sales. that's according to game maker acti-vision. the game hit the milestone just 15 days after its launch back on november 13th. last year's "call of dutt modern warfare three" hit the billion dollar mark just 16 days its release. after a long period of closed testing... microsoft is releasing its social network called "socl" it's a search-meets- social networking website that looks more like pinterest than facebook. it was only av
with his tour. >>> u.s. senator is questioning spending at the department of homeland security. rom senator tom coburn issued a report focusing on other things a counterterrorism summit held in san diego last month. specifically he questions a feature of the summit called the zombie apocalypse. organizers say it was meant as a training exercise. >> we absolutely stand by its value. it was a great simulation of a chemical and biological mass exercise. >> according to senator coburn's report more than $3 billion has been spent on homeland security since 2003. >>> your time now 5:25. federal communications commission wanting a change in policy when using electronic devices on flights. right now the faa requires all devices be turned off during takeoffs and landings. the new york time reports the chairman wants passengers to keep using their devices at all times. he sent a letter to the federal aviation administration which says they will take a look at that policy. >>> time now 5:25. let's see if the friday morning commute is developing. tara, what do you see? >> just a little bit of fog up ne
a porch is busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.s. dropped it off, according to police. here he is walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police got tips and searched his home and found stolen presents. >>> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower after a setback in budget negotiations in washington. the latest roadblock and efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" is having ripple folks around the world. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a setback in the "fiscal cliff" talks triggered a sell-off overseas this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng also dropped half a percent. wall street stocks fared better rebounding from earlier losses yesterday. the dow ended 59 points higher on thursday's trading while the nasdaq was up 6 points. >>> research in motion says it lost one million blackberry subscribers around the world in the last quarter. the plunge is the first for blackberry leaving it with 79 million users. their stock was d
review proposition 8.. supporters of the ban on same sex marriage appealed to the u.s. supreme court after lower courts found the ban un- constitutional.. if the court decides not to hear the case.. same sex marriages will be able to resume in california .. if the court 'does' decide to hear the case.. arguments would take place in the spring. the court also has the option of delaying consideration of whether to take up the appeal until a later date. >> earlier, rebrob fladeboe unmentioned mention< the coroner and santa cruz county search and rescue team pulled the body of an uniddentified male from soquel creek along bay avenue shortly before 11 friday. police at the time drowned or whether his death police were also checking to discovery is related to the search for a missing man whose picture is posted on a nearby bridge over the creek. police urged others to steer clear of this and other areas creeks and streams which are on thein capitola rob fladeboe in national news.. police in wyoming say, a man killed two people before killing himself... in a college classroom in casper
the issue of same-sex marriage. the u.s. supreme court said yesterday it will hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same-sex marriage proposition 8 which voters approved in 2008. but the lower courts ruled that it was unconstitutional. and the other case agreed to hear is from new york. it challenges a federal law called the defense of marriage act which requires the federal government to prohibit federal recognition of same-sex marriages. it was passed back in 1996 and signed by president clinton. now reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same- sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. gay couples could have begun marrying immediately if the supreme court decided to deny review and let the lower court ruling stand. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> states legalized same-sex marriage just months ago. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to be married in any state and be recognized. >> many people say
for those spending their vacation in the infirmary. >> katie: new this morning, u.s. population growing at a slower pace than projected. by new year's day, it's projected to hit $315 million. census bureau says it's less than 1 percent. birth and immigration rates are reasoning given, it will hit by $400 million by 2050. >>> move over prius, a new electric car that beats your gas mileage. 2013 fordfusion will get the equivalent of hundred miles a gallon. the mainly rival priurs gets 95 miles a gallon. the ford costs under $40,000. hundred miles a gallon. >> $40,000 to get there. >> a lot of the rain has left the bay area. here is a live looblg looking down towards san francisco, it will be a cool day. i'll tell you exactly where we're still seeing showers in live doppler 7-hd coming up. >> and warriors beat the 76ers at oracle arena accomplishing a feat that hasn't >>> good morning. it's 8:20, live in downtown san francisco and transamerica pyramid. gray, cloudy skies this morning but the rain has moved through. maybe you caught some of it earlier this morning, we would like to see your
. >>> a powerful storm is coming to the u.s. dangerous tornadoes are in the forecast from east texas to north florida and freezing rain sleet and snow are expected and blizzard warning is in effect in kentucky. >> ice is very tough. if you don't have any friction at home with aircraft to land, then that is a real problem. >> some flights have already been canceled at the airport in oklahoma. you can get complete weather coverage and receive weather alerts for wherever you need it, if you sign up for our mobile www.ktvu.com. >>> a man is in critical condition. the man was crossing broadway just before 5:30 last night when he was hit. witnesses say the driver was involved in some sort of speeding contest. it is a honda civic. >>> they first spotted a stolen vehicle in san leandro. they chased the car on 105th avenue where the car crashed into other vehicles including a police cruiser. the suspected ran from the scene but were later arrested. one suspect had mean injury. they found a man who had been shot last night. the man was rushed to the hospital for surgery. his condition has not been rele
a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. >>> families across the u.s. will have to rely on other sources of entertainment after netflix was hit by a christmas eve outage. i thought it was just me. we were streaming and it wasn't just us. it's the company. and they apologized. they tweeted that they were sord they blame amazon's infrastructure which netflix uses. and there's no word on when it's going to be restored. maybe you're at home trying to view the christmas day movie. it's a good movie day, you know? no netflix? >>> 8:12 is the time right now. there's like a christmas story n ning it 24 hours. can't go wrong with that. don't poke your eye out though. shoot your eye out. we'll be back with more in a couple minutes. remember after the kron 4 morning news you can watch dr. phil. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. hi. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited
to be the next nominee to become the u.s. secretary of state. reportedly president obama will announce his nomination in the coming weeks. word of kerry's selection comes days after the previous front runner u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. if the nomination is confirmed by the senate, the 69-year-old would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down soon. >>> voters are heading to the polys to find out who will be the country's seventh prime minister in six years. the member is likely to be the next prime minister. tsunami politics likely to play a role in this nomination. >>> people in fiji are bracing themselves for cyclone e van. the storm already ripped through the city moe a area. four people are dead. eight are missing in samoa. it's expected to pass north of fiji today and intensify to a category four or five tonight. fiji has imposed a mandatory curfew for tonight it will last until tomorrow morning. >>> rescuers in marin county are being created for saving a driver who plunged off a cliff. the 77-year-old drove his mini van after the side of mui
an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year scout officials say he violated the anti-gay policy. he will be honored at the opening of the assembly. nancy pelosi is talking politics even as she steps out for a night of glamour. swapping her business out for an evening gown she strolled before photographers at the kennedy center. off the red carpet she accommodated reporters who asked if lawmakers can resolve the impending fiscal cliff. >> this is not a night of politics and policy. but since you asked, yes, we think it will be a wonderful christmas gift to th
riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year scout officials say he violated the anti-gay policy. he will be honored at the opening of the assembly. nancy pelosi is talking politics even as she steps out for a night of glamour. swapping her business out for an evening gown she strolled before photographers at the kennedy center. off the red carpet she accommodated reporters who asked if lawmakers can resolve the impending fiscal cliff. >> this is not a night of politics and policy. but since you asked, yes, we think it will be a wonderful
report. >>> dire warning about what would happen if the u.s. economy goes over the fiscal cliff. survey says 1 1/2 million americans could lose jobs if lawmakers fail to come to agreement automatic spending cuts and tax increases are triggered inside. nationwide insurance warning computer network hacked names, birth dates, social security and driver licenses numbers likely stolen nationwide is apologizing and offering identity theft profession for years. hostess may have a buyer for its wonder bread bran. even with the sale, it could take -- take months before the bread brand wraps up again. >>> estimated 300 million dollar magic kingdom make overincludes pagers so and serving beer and wine themó?5to past five years. >>> abc7 is owned by disney. >>> big change that could be coming to storm warnings because of superstorm san >> dispute forcing bay area -- >>> welcome back. check out last three hours on live doppler, quiet radar returns over the ocean is the beam shooting into the clouds nothing is talling but moist with mist hanging in the -- nothing is falling but moist with the mist
the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down -- touched down christmas day. >> on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of a church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi, peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we've witnessed today, it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: further east in the state theresa and her boyfriend took shelter inside their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast moving storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of the country's mid section causing a 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a 4y enough of a threat for some in chief land to stock up on supplies. >> i've -- in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> get what we need and go home i am >> reporter: the stormsjnb,p are blame
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